JACKSON – Agents from the State Auditor’s office arrested Twilla “Gay” Williams and charged her with stealing city funds. Williams, 49, was arrested Thursday, charged with embezzlement and booked into the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility. After her initial appearance in court, she was released on bond. According to the indictment handed down recently by […]
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Friday GIRLS Class 1A Coldwater at Biggersville Hamilton at West Union Myrtle at Vardaman Pine Grove at Shaw Class 2A Baldwyn at Leland Coahoma County at Calhoun City East Webster at West Tallahatchie West Bolivar at Ingomar Class 3A Humphreys County at Booneville Amanda Elzy at Holly Springs New Site at Velma Jackson Yazoo County […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Wildcats looked to avenge an earlier season loss to the Coffeeville Pirates and in the process, win a division title Saturday night in front of the homecrowd. And thanks to tough defense and key baskets down the stretch, the Wildcats inched out […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona Superintendent Dexter Green said this week he and hundreds of patrons of the Okolona School District are opposed to consolidating with the other two school districts in Chickasaw County to form a single countywide school system. Green also said […]
News that Houlka has landed a furniture is good news. Officials from upholstered furniture manufacture Delta Furniture announced Wednesday, Feb. 10, they were expanding operations in Houlka that will top out at 100 jobs and help the Pontotoc-based company boost its employment by almost a third. “The first industrial announcement the state made in […]
Okolona, Houlka, Calhoun City, Pontotoc and Shannon all notched wins on a cold rainy night in gyms across Northeast Misssissippi Tuesday. The First Round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball tournament is over and team move on to the second round this weekend. Houlka plays Myrtle at home in the friendly confines of […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board approved a preliminary floor plan for a building destroyed by fire 18 months ago, and approved administration of Tdap inoculations at its Feb. meeting. The board’s normal first-Tuesday meeting was postponed to Feb. 8 due to the threat […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scores from Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 games GIRLS Gentry 65, Houston 49 Coldwater 51, Houlka 45 Vardaman 62, Ray Brooks 49 Calhoun City 69, Riverside 52 East Webster 57, Leflore Co. 40 Leland 57, Bruce 40 Pontotoc 59, Ripley 32 New Site 69, Water Valley 29 West Point 65, Lewisburg […]
FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know? Now, now, everybody just settle down a little! There is a story on Page One about the Legislature wanting to consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools and call it Chickasaw County Consolidated School District. Please read it and ponder what it says, what might happen and how […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal High school basketball shifts into a new playoff format this week with the two opening rounds of MHSAA state tournament played on school courts. Girls play begins Monday with 38 teams from the Journal’s coverage area in action, led by top-ranked Booneville. Monday’s winners advance to games on Friday […]
Division 4-2A at Winona Consolation (G) Winona def. Bruce (B) Winona def. Eupora Championship (G) Calhoun City 54, E. Webster 52 (B) Calhoun City 80, Okolona 77 Division 4-1A at Houlka Friday Consolation (G) Tremont 27, Houlka 23 (B) Smithville 62, Tremont 54 Championship (G) Vardaman 51, Hamilton 37 (B) Houlka 47, Coffeeville 46 […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Educators from Okolona, Houston and Chickasaw County met with legislators Thursday to try to halt proposals designed to merge the three school districts. Hours before the education officials were meeting with House members, the Senate Education Committee was passing legislation to consolidate the three districts. Senate […]
CJ.0217.HOULKA.hoop.SPontotoc.PX By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – As the Houlka Wildcats and Lady Wildcats took the homecourt on Tuesday, they hosted a close rival in South Pontotoc on senior night. Although the Lady Wildcats struggled to make shots in their game and were defeated 33-17, the Wildcats got ahead […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Charter schools could open anywhere in the state under legislation that passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the current charter school law, which was enacted in the 2013 session, charter schools are limited to D and F school districts without the approval of the […]
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